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HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame

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Taiwan smartphone manufacturer HTC Corporation's quarterly profits for the fourth quarter of 2012 missed its expected target, and plummeted 91 percent from the same quarter a year ago. The manufacturer is suffering from continued strong iPhone releases, and pressure from a large range of Samsung Android-powered phones occupying the same...
HTC profits in freefall; Samsung, Apple dominance to blame

Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011

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The chip industry grew a scant 0.4 percent in 2011, but that was enough to push it to a record $299.5 billion for the year. That wasn’t a bad performance given a weak global economy and disasters in Japan and Thailand. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the chip industry’s trade...
Chip industry grows 0.4 percent to record $299.5B in 2011

Intel Cuts Guidance

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Shares of Intel are down over 2% pre-market after the chipmaker has cut revenue guidance. The company sees Q3 revenue of $12.9 billion-$13.5 billion vs. expectations of $13.8 to $14.8 billion. Here's the announcement ------- SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intel Corporation today announced that third-quarter revenue is expected to be...
Intel Cuts Guidance

Twitter Slaps Developers in the Face and How They Can Fix It

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In a move that was telegraphed by Fred Wilson’s (Twitter investor) post titled The Twitter Platform's Inflection Point where he criticized Twitter platform developers for “filling holes” in Twitter’s user experience, the Twitter team have indicated they will start providing official Twitter clients for various mobile platforms. There have...
Twitter Slaps Developers in the Face and How They Can Fix It
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Android tightens grip on smartphone market in second quarter of 2012

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Apple squeezed as smartphone sector grows at slowest rate since end of 2009, but together with Samsung makes up half of world salesGoogle's Android mobile operating system tightened its grip on the smartphone market in the second quarter of 2012, making up 68.1% of the 154m shipments worldwide, according to...
Android tightens grip on smartphone market in second quarter of 2012

Intel's McAfee Buys Cloud-Based, Networked Firewall Specialist Stonesoft For $389M In Cash

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McAfee, the Intel-owned security specialist, has just announced that it is buying Stonesoft Oyj,a Finland-based specialist in firewall protection products, for $389 million in cash. The move will let McAfee expand its product line specifically in networked security products, to complement the antivirus services for which McAfee is best known....
Intel's McAfee Buys Cloud-Based, Networked Firewall Specialist Stonesoft For $389M In Cash

T-shirts: Twitter Destroyed My Market Segment (and all I got was this lousy t-shirt) http://bit.ly/aKfYQI

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T-shirts: Twitter Destroyed My Market Segment (and all I got was this lousy t-shirt) http://bit.ly/aKfYQI
Libratone Zipp review: PlayDirect AirPlay takes on portable Bluetooth speakers

Apple's smaller iPad expected to be 'competition's worst nightmare'

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Tablet makers have failed to compete with Apple in the $400-and-up market segment, and a new, smaller iPad priced below $300 is only expected to make matters worse for the competition....
Apple's smaller iPad expected to be 'competition's worst nightmare'

Would Google Still Be Interested In Groupon?

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In late 2010 Google offered as much as $5 billion to buy then private Groupon. At that time daily deals was an incredibly hot market segment and Groupon was the market leader; its business and global reach were surging. It would have been the most expensive acquisition ever for Google...
Would Google Still Be Interested In Groupon?
Ubuntu Mobile Developer Preview Will Grace The Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 4 On February 21

The "Regional" Cloud: A Case Study

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Back in February, John Treadway, director of cloud computing portfolio at Boston-based Unisys, wrote that, "I think we might be at the very beginning of an interesting new phase in the evolution of cloud computing -- regional and local clouds." Treadway rightly points out that local and regional hosting is...
The "Regional" Cloud: A Case Study

Is Digg Completely Irrelevant to Gen Y?

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Taking a look at popular posts among my peer group (college students, aged 17-25) shows that few of them share the same type of popularity on Digg that they do on other networks. Likely because these students have little interest in using Digg, even for a quick upvote. To put...
Is Digg Completely Irrelevant to Gen Y?

Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs

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For the most part, furniture designs can't be copyrighted. Just like fashion, which thrives without copyright, the furniture industry serves as an excellent example of why intellectual property is not necessary to promote innovation and commercial success. Copying happens in these industries, and while it's sometimes fought on trademark grounds,...
Furniture Designer Fights Copying By Busting Up Some Chairs

Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

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Now that Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has ordered the company’s printing group and personal computers group to re-combine and undo a the separation forces upon them in 2005, the group’s boss, Todd Bradley, wasted no time putting his team in place. Below is an internal HP memo shared with me...
Who's Running HP's New Printing and Personal Systems Group? Read The Memo

SEC Watch: Khosla Ventures Raising Money For New Seed Fund, Filing Says

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Looks like the seed funding wave continues to get stronger. The latest evidence: Khosla Ventures, the Silicon Valley venture capital firm headed up by tech industry veteran Vinod Khosla, is raising a new seed fund, according to regulatory documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this afternoon. According to...
SEC Watch: Khosla Ventures Raising Money For New Seed Fund, Filing Says

Will There Ever Be a Surface Mini? Sounds Like It.

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Just because Microsoft’s first Surface devices shipped with 10.6 inch displays doesn’t mean the company is wedded exclusively to the large tablet form factor. In fact, it almost certainly isn’t. During his appearance at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein said the company...
Will There Ever Be a Surface Mini? Sounds Like It.

Here's One Way Apple Is Trying To Get More People In China Buying iPhones (AAPL)

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Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. introduced installment payment plans for buyers of iPhones and MacBook laptops in China as it struggles to compete with low-cost devices in the world's largest computer and mobile-phone market. Payments on purchases costing from 300 yuan ($48) to 30,000 yuan made via the company's...
Here's One Way Apple Is Trying To Get More People In China Buying iPhones (AAPL)

Analysts are bad at their jobs: IDC cuts its Windows Phone forecast by 40% in just 181 days

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We all laugh and grunt about analyst predictions, knowing that a particular market segment might not exist in five years, let alone grow into a $400 billion market. Or was it $315 billion? Not that it really matters when you are in the business of inventing firm numbers from air....
Analysts are bad at their jobs: IDC cuts its Windows Phone forecast by 40% in just 181 days

BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

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RIM‘s new CEO faces a dual-challenge, Apple in North America and the ascendence of Samsung in Europe, according new research, though BlackBerry is a surprise hold-out in the UK. “Android and Apple together are eating BlackBerry’s lunch” Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said of the smartphone pincer-movement, the NYTimes reports, with global...
BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

One Of Apple's Most Important Early Execs Is Now Helping Google With Android (AAPL, GOOG)

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Former Apple employee and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki has added a new job to his resume. Kawasaki announced via Twitter that he is going to be advising Google-owned Motorola, reports CultOfAndroid. Big news today! I'm advising Motorola. fb.me/1f05iz76A -- Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) February 27, 2013 Once Chief Evangelist at Apple,...
One Of Apple's Most Important Early Execs Is Now Helping Google With Android (AAPL, GOOG)

Google Nexus 7-inch tablet is a prime opportunity to beat Apple and Microsoft to the punch

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The Google I/O conference starts later today, and the largest rumor by far is that of a 7-inch Nexus tablet running the company’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. The rumored specs include a Tegra 3 SoC, 8GB or 16GB of memory, and a 1280×800 resolution IPS display. The...
Google Nexus 7-inch tablet is a prime opportunity to beat Apple and Microsoft to the punch

Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

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The Irish mobile app development and deployment outfit FeedHenry (which was one of GigaOM’s Mobilize Launchpad finalists a couple years back) has just scored a respectable $9 million, Intel-led funding round. VMware was already an investor along with Kernel Capital and Enterprise Ireland, and all three have participated in the...
Intel banks on enterprise mobile app development again, leading $9M FeedHenry round

Apple reportedly instructs suppliers to begin mass production of iPad mini, says WSJ

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Apple has reportedly instructed partners in its Asian supply chain to begin production of the long-rumored iPad mini, tightening reports that the company could release a smaller tablet in time for the holiday season, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the WSJ’s sources, the tablet is confirmed to feature...
Apple reportedly instructs suppliers to begin mass production of iPad mini, says WSJ

Forget your mutual fund, Motif wants you to invest in big trends and ideas

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Everyone knows the advice: Drop your mutual fund, pick an index, and don’t try to beat the market. Instead, ride its waves. Such a strategy is in fact, historically, the best investment advice for the common man; most mutual funds don’t beat the market over a ten, or twenty year...
Forget your mutual fund, Motif wants you to invest in big trends and ideas
Sony rips clueless DSLR gearheads in new camera ads

London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment

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The London Stock Exchange has published a draft rulebook for the High Growth Segment, the Main Market segment for high growth companies. We heard last year that the UK government was considering the possibility of relaxing rules for high-growth companies on the LSE. David Willetts, the MInister of State for...
London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment

GREE is pulling out of China, axing its 30 local staff, just months after downsizing in the US

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GREE, the Japanese mobile game firm best known internationally for its RPG Knights & Dragons, announced today that it would close down its China branch. According to a report in Sina Tech (first spotted by Tech in Asia), the struggling firm will lay off its staff of over 30 employees...
GREE is pulling out of China, axing its 30 local staff, just months after downsizing in the US

Reimagining Finance: StockTwits

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Mary Meeker's recent Internet Trends presentation introduced a new buzzword into the tech world: reimagination. Meeker listed 50 different market categories that are in the process of being reimagined - in other words, disrupted or changed. Over the coming months, we'll profile some of the leading reimagineers of this Web...
Reimagining Finance: StockTwits
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